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Meet the KWGD Firm

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty, Co., L.P.A. is an experienced and professional law firm of over 50 award-winning attorneys specializing in 25 legal practice areas and serving individuals and entities locally, regionally, and nationally. While KWGD continues to adapt its expertise to the needs of its clients and the demands of the ever-changing world, the commitment of our attorneys to maintaining the professionalism and passion for the practice of law established by Samuel Krugliak remains constant. Our commitment to servicing our clients is rivaled only by our commitment to the communities that we are privileged to serve.

Learn more about our attorneys below, or contact us today.

Attorneys

  1. Michael T. Altvater
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Michael is a director of the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice is concentrated in the areas of business law, commercial litigation, oil and gas litigation and real estate law. Before entering… Read more about Michael T. Altvater
    Attorney At Law
  2. Michael J. Bogdan
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Michael is a director with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA and joined the firm in 2003. He practices primarily in the area of labor and employment law and is certified as a specialist in Labor and… Read more about Michael J. Bogdan
    Attorney At Law
  3. John Bogniard
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    John is a Director and former Managing Director at the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice focuses in the labor and corporate fields. In the general corporate area, he handles a variety of legal… Read more about John Bogniard
    Attorney At Law
  4. Laura A. Brady
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Laura is an attorney for Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and has been with the firm since 2009. She is a member of the firm’s Health Care Law, Business Law and Corporate Law Practice Sections.  … Read more about Laura A. Brady
    Attorney At Law
  1. Dianne Blocker Braun
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Dianne is a director with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Her practice focuses on the areas of estate planning and business law. She counsels individuals, families and closely held businesses. Education:… Read more about Dianne Blocker Braun
    Attorney At Law
  2. Edward V. Buehrle
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Ed is a director and shareholder and practices out of the Akron office of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Representative Work: Real Estate: Negotiates matters relating to commercial… Read more about Edward V. Buehrle
    Attorney At Law
  3. John A. Burnworth
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    John joined the firm in 2007 and is director with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Experienced as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, John tried over 20 jury trials for Stark County. Since joining the… Read more about John A. Burnworth
    Attorney At Law
  4. David E. Butz
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Mr. Butz is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and is co-chair of the Litigation Section. He has also served as Chair of the Marketing Committee at the firm.  Mr. Butz devotes a majority of his… Read more about David E. Butz
    Attorney At Law
  1. Jacqueline Bollas Caldwell
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Jackie is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co. L.P.A. Jackie joined the law firm in 1985, immediately after matriculation from law school. She was elected shareholder in 1991. She served on the Management Committee… Read more about Jacqueline Bollas Caldwell
    Attorney At Law
  2. Kendra J. Carpenter
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Kendra is an associate of the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Education University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctor cum laude (2015); LLM in Intellectual Property, Health Law… Read more about Kendra J. Carpenter
    Attorney At Law
  3. Aletha M. Carver
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Aletha joined the litigation section with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2011 and is a director of the firm. She comes to the firm with a great depth of knowledge in the fields of appellate law, government… Read more about Aletha M. Carver
    Attorney At Law
  4. James F. Contini II
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Jim is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., and currently serves as a member of the firm’s management committee. Jim is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Ohio… Read more about James F. Contini II
    Attorney At Law
  1. Richard E. Davis, CELA
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Rick joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 1998. He chairs the firm’s Estate Planning and Elder Law practice groups. His focus is primarily in estate planning, elder law and special needs… Read more about Richard E. Davis, CELA
    Attorney At Law
  2. Mathew E. Doney
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Matt joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2014 as a law clerk.   Matt was named an associate of the firm after being admitted to practice law in 2015. Professional Experience :… Read more about Mathew E. Doney
    Attorney At Law
  3. Ronald W. Dougherty
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Ron is a senior partner of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. He was the third member of the law firm, served as the managing partner for 17 years and has been instrumental in the firm’s steady growth. Ron served… Read more about Ronald W. Dougherty
    Attorney At Law
  4. Terry J. Evans
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    T.J. is an associate of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  He provides legal counsel and advice to coroporate clients and individuals in various areas, including contract negotiations, lease negotiations,… Read more about Terry J. Evans
    Attorney At Law
  1. Lisa A. Fike
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Lisa has been an attorney with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths and Dougherty Co., L.P.A. since November 2010. She is licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Indiana. She enjoys the workers‘ compensation practice of law because it… Read more about Lisa A. Fike
    Attorney At Law
  2. Dino Saint Paul Giannobile
    Dino Saint Paul Giannobile
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Dino is an attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. The New Philadelphia native, focuses in the areas of estate planning, elder law, business law and business succession planning. In the estate… Read more about Dino Saint Paul Giannobile
    Attorney At Law
  3. Stephanie Haight
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Stephanie is an associate with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Company, L.P.A.   Her practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, trusts and probate law and elder law, which includes the drafting of Wills,… Read more about Stephanie Haight
    Attorney At Law
  4. Scott G. Hastings
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Scott started with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. real estate title company, Alpha Land Title Agency, Inc., in 1999 while completing his undergraduate degree at Malone University. Scott then began his law career… Read more about Scott G. Hastings
    Attorney At Law
  1. Fred J. Haupt
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Fred began his professional career with KWGD in March of 1967 as the firm's sixth attorney. Although his practice began in the litigation area, he quickly became focused primarily in the areas of business, contract and… Read more about Fred J. Haupt
    Attorney At Law
  2. Jason F. Haupt
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Jason joined Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., in 2002, and became a director of the firm in 2009. Jason is chair of the firm's Health Care Section, chairs the firm’s Associate Development Committee, is co-chair… Read more about Jason F. Haupt
    Attorney At Law
  3. Ian R. Hoke
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Ian is an Associate of the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. (KWGD) and a member of the Oil, Gas & Mineral Law practice section.  Ian is co-editor of Discoveries , the firm’s digital Utica… Read more about Ian R. Hoke
    Attorney At Law
  4. Matthew Hull
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Matt is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  During law school he was a summer associate at the firm.  Matt is a member of the firm’s Business/Corporate Practice… Read more about Matthew Hull
    Attorney At Law
  1. Christopher R. Hunt
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    A native of Alliance, Ohio, Christopher is a director at the firm.  His corporate and tax practice focuses on small and medium sized privately held and publicly traded companies. Christopher’s real estate practice focuses on… Read more about Christopher R. Hunt
    Attorney At Law
  2. Matthew R. Hunt
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Matthew is a director/shareholder at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Matthew’s practice is focused in professional and general corporate law, commercial and residential real estate transactions, commercial… Read more about Matthew R. Hunt
    Attorney At Law
  3. Randall C. Hunt
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Randy is a director at the firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. A native of Alliance, Ohio, Randy served as the firm’s managing partner for 14 years and has been instrumental in the firm’s steady… Read more about Randall C. Hunt
    Attorney At Law
  4. Heather M. Kuch
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Heather is an associate of the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and joined the firm in 2016.  Education: University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctor summa cum laude (2016) Ohio… Read more about Heather M. Kuch
    Attorney At Law
  1. Leslie Iams Kuntz
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Leslie is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Prior to joining the firm in 1990, Leslie served four years as an Assistant Stark County Prosecutor in the Civil Division. She is a frequent guest speaker at… Read more about Leslie Iams Kuntz
    Attorney At Law
  2. David J. Lewis
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Dave is a director and shareholder of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of the firm’s Northeast Ohio offices. His areas of concentration include:  corporate, individual, partnership,… Read more about David J. Lewis
    Attorney At Law
  3. Jennifer L. Lile, CELA
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Jennifer L. Lile is a director with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Company, L.P.A. Her practice focuses on the areas of estate and special needs planning, trust, probate and elder law.  Her practice areas include: … Read more about Jennifer L. Lile, CELA
    Attorney At Law
  4. Paul H. Malesick II
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Paul joined Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., as a director in January 2000, after 11 years of practicing with a firm whose practice was limited to Labor and Employment Law. A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Paul has… Read more about Paul H. Malesick II
    Attorney At Law
  1. Leigh A. Maxa
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Leigh is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Her practice includes representing clients in state and federal courts, as well as before various administrative agencies, including the Ohio Bureau of… Read more about Leigh A. Maxa
    Attorney At Law
  2. John P. Maxwell
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    John is a director of KWGD. His practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance defense litigation, general civil litigation, appellate practice, creditor’s rights, business law and real estate law, and is admitted to practice in… Read more about John P. Maxwell
    Attorney At Law
  3. Karen Soehnlen McQueen
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Karen is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. with a practice that focuses on areas of employment litigation and labor, representing employers in all labor matters… Read more about Karen Soehnlen McQueen
    Attorney At Law
  4. Terry A. Moore
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Terry, a native of Canton, Ohio, has served as the Managing Director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. for the past 12 years. During his tenure as Managing Director, the law firm has grown from 25 to more than 50… Read more about Terry A. Moore
    Attorney At Law
  1. Matthew P. Mullen
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Matt is a director and co-chairman of the Litigation Section at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. He also serves on the firm’s Management Committee. He practices throughout Ohio, as well as northern West Virginia… Read more about Matthew P. Mullen
    Attorney At Law
  2. Edward D. Murray
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Ed, a Lorain, Ohio native, and director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., joined in 1991. His practice focus is employment, corporate, and commercial law. Ed’s practice is concentrated in workers’… Read more about Edward D. Murray
    Attorney At Law
  3. Lucas W. Murray
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Lucas joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2012 as a law clerk.  A native of Canton, Ohio, Lucas was named an Associate of the firm after being admitted to practice law in May of 2015.… Read more about Lucas W. Murray
    Attorney At Law
  4. Matthew W. Onest
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Matthew has been with the firm since December of 2011.  Matthew resides in Jackson Township with his wife, Kelly, their daughter, Annabel Grace and son,  Matthew Eugene and daughter, Emma Catherine. Professional Experience:… Read more about Matthew W. Onest
    Attorney At Law
  1. Joseph Pasquarella
    Joseph J. Pasquarella
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Joe joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2013. Professional Experience :    Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. Wooster, Ohio; Staff Attorney; Practice Area: Oil, Gas… Read more about Joseph J. Pasquarella
    Attorney At Law
  2. Catherine A. Pastore
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Catherine is a staff attorney with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Company, L.P.A.   Her practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, trusts and probate law and elder law, which includes the drafting of… Read more about Catherine A. Pastore
    Attorney At Law
  3. Owen J. Rarric
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Owen is a director at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice focuses in the areas of Business Litigation, Business and Contract Disputes, Oil & Gas Litigation, Construction Litigation, Cell Tower Lease… Read more about Owen J. Rarric
    Attorney At Law
  4. John B. Schomer
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    John is a director and shareholder of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of the Akron ofice.  He currently serves as a member of the firm's Management Committee.  John represents clients in a… Read more about John B. Schomer
    Attorney At Law
  1. Sam O. Simmerman
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Sam is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice is focused in corporate/commercial law including commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and representation of lending institutions,… Read more about Sam O. Simmerman
    Attorney At Law
  2. Dean A. Swift
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Dean joined Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2011 as a director. He represents a variety of clients including oil and gas producers, service companies and landowners. He has consulted as an oil and gas specialist on… Read more about Dean A. Swift
    Attorney At Law
  3. Gregory D. Swope
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Greg is a Director of the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and has been practicing law since 1995. Greg also spent four years as a reporter with The Potomac News in the Northern Virginia suburbs of… Read more about Gregory D. Swope
    Attorney At Law
  4. John M. Tucker
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    John, a Director and Shareholder, has been with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths and Dougherty Co., L.P.A. since 1995, and regularly represents clients on transactional matters, as well as by serving as outside general counsel for many companies.… Read more about John M. Tucker
    Attorney At Law
  1. Nathaniel D. Tucker
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Nate is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA.  His practice is primarly focused in business law issues, business formation, tax controversies and tax planning.… Read more about Nathaniel D. Tucker
    Attorney At Law
  2. Marcus L. Wainwright
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Marcus’ practice focuses mainly on litigation at KWGD. He has experience in drafting responsive pleadings, dispositive motions, briefs and discovery. He has participated in a wide range of litigation that has allowed him to gain diverse… Read more about Marcus L. Wainwright
    Attorney At Law
  3. Gregory W. Watts
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Greg is a director and shareholder with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and has been with the firm since 2007. Greg is an adjunct professor on Oil and Gas Law at the University of Akron… Read more about Gregory W. Watts
    Attorney At Law
  4. James M. Williams
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Jim is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice is concentrated in the area of commercial litigation.  Professional Experience : Counsels and represents… Read more about James M. Williams
    Attorney At Law
  1. William G. Williams
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Bill is a director with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and serves on the firm’s Marketing Committee. Professional Experience : Has represented oil and gas producer and… Read more about William G. Williams
    Attorney At Law
  2. Scott M. Zurakowski
    Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
    Scott is a director with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of both the Canton and Alliance offices.  Scott is currently a member of the firm’s Management Committee and… Read more about Scott M. Zurakowski
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